Our most recent Annual Stated meeting indicated that we are heading for a relatively large deficit in 2019, this is mainly due to necessary expenditure on our buildings. This includes the new garden, the proposed cafe changes and updating the manse kitchen.
In recent years our total income has increased but this has been due to a mixture of legacies and mission rebates from the Presbytery. Our actual Sunday givings have reduced slightly and our hall bookings receipts have reduced significantly.
Over the last few years we have grown in activity and members but our finances have not yet seen such growth. This is something for us all to consider. If you would like to contribute regularly to the work of Riverside please talk to our treasurer, Jim Christie.